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Gulf Beach Resort Motel

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#24 of 49 Hotels in Sarasota
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Saint Cloud, Florida
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Love this motel, have been coming here for years. Walk out of your room and the beach is right in front of you. They have lounge chairs on the beach for the guests to use. One parking space per room, but there usually is plenty of parking available on the street. This visit I was given room 204b - would...

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Gulf Beach Resort Motel and I appreciate that you took the time to write a review about your stay. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient beach access. Since our property is located directly on the beach each unit is literally steps from the beautiful white sands of the Gulf...

United States
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Excellent location. Very quiet and peaceful. Great customer service. Older motel, but well maintained, Best rooms are close to the beach. Very accommodating to special requests. Good rates. Would definitely stay there again

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GulfBeachMotel, Manager at Gulf Beach Resort Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind comments about Gulf Beach Resort Motel. It sounds like you were able to relax on our white sand beach. Lido Key is one of the quieter islands in Sarasota and many people appreciate the less hectic lifestyle. It’s a little piece of paradise! One of our goals is to continue to be...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I have been to the gulf beach resort for many years now and love it. Each room is different and although a bit dated adds to the resort. The beach is lovely and walking along it is beautiful. You have the circle (I call it the circle were all the shops and restaurants are) this is a bit of a...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Big, deep swimming pool, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, competitively priced, excellent staff. My family and I stayed here every year for about 15 years, but had to switch to Coquina next door, when we acquired pets. Gulf Beach does not allow pets.... Gulf Beach is one of the original motels on Lido Key. It is listed on the...

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mad town
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This place is like stepping back in time. Not a high rise, but an old fashioned Florida Motel. The staff here is excellent, the front desk, cleaning staff and maintenance man. Each and everyone was kind, friendly and helpful. The grounds are well kept, the pool is great and the beach( only steps away) is excellent. There is always a...

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Tampa
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We have had many stays at the Gulf Beach Resort Motel over the years, and have stayed in several different units. They are all different, so lots to choose from, as long as you book in advance during busy times. We enjoy the kitchen features that many of the units have, as it means having to leave less times during...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a marvelous place to stay if you're the least bit nostalgic. I felt as if I had stepped back to the 50's when I arrived. My cottage was vintage but very comfortable. A nice screened porch for sitting for morning tea or coffee and listening to the waves wash onto the shore. The beach is literally just steps...

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We chose this old but quaint motel for a one night stay to attend a reunion at a nearby hotel that charged twice as much. The rooms are small but clean; beds and pillows are comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again as its also right on the water, neat and tidy.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Yet again we are so very pleased with our stay. The staff considers us family and we consider them family. The accommodations are lovely. The ambiance perfect. This year the new guy on the block was this beautiful wood stork who ate pretty much anything you fed it. From salami to bread. He was a joy to be around. 😄....

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Bellevue, Nebraska
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We have vacationed in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area of Florida for several years. We decided to try this location in Sarasota this year. We always like to stay in an upstairs room facing the gulf and enjoy sitting on a deck. Room 319 looked to fit the bill however, when we checked in we found that it does not have...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida. Private beach and heated pool. Most units have fully equipped kitchens and private screened in porches. Each unit is uniquely decorated and we offer a variety of choices to suit your needs. We are within walking distance of renowned St. Armand's Circle shopping and restaurant district. We are the perfect place for family and class reunions, weddings, family vacations or just to get away for some special time with each other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gulf Beach Resort Motel

Address: 930 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2110
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range: RM368 - RM766 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Sarasota
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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“The top balcony has a good view of the ocean, but I would prefer the screened porch on the bottom.”
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 of 5 bubbles 174jenns, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I dont think they have really nice rooms.”
  • This bird seems to be a resident.
  • He came into the porch area for a visit.
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 of 5 bubbles DDDspain, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the 300's are closest to the beach - The higher the number the closer to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles jojohnson1212, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are unique in their arrangement and the ground floor rooms have neat little screened porches.”
 of 5 bubbles 282richs, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lower rooms have little screened in porches with patio tables. Beach end lower rooms have great beach views,”
 of 5 bubbles debbwym, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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